A 17-year-old girl named Madeline Whittier has a rare disease that requires her to stay indoors 24/7 with her filtered air. Her whole life, basically, is books, her mom, and her nurse Carla. One day, a moving truck pulls in next door, and out steps Olly Bright, Maddy's new neighbor. They get to know each other through emails. The more they get to know each other, the deeper in love they fall. Olly makes Maddy realize she isn't really living; this starts the adventures of her new life.Written by
I enjoyed watching this movie about a girl, Madeline, who has SCID (severe lack of resistance to disease) and can never leave the sealed house she lives in with her mother. She meets the new neighbor boy via window gazing and text and how that romance works. I like these 'young adult" movies and books for whatever reason.
Pros - good acting by Amanda Sternberg (main character) and Anika Noni Rose (her mother). the setting is very soothing (very wealthy home in southern California with lots of windows) and draws you into a sensual mood, how the special effects reveal Madeline's imagination to go places, and of course some good music, also Madeline's clothes/costumes are fascinating.
Cons - not too much of a plot, almost no development of the boy's character.
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